Trump Pushes Big Infrastructure Plan, but Administration and Congressional Leaders Talk Small Ball, P3s and Toll Roads

Tribune News Service reports, “President Donald Trump said again Monday [February 27] that he was preparing to spend big on infrastructure. But even as he spoke, administration officials and congressional leaders were telling governors to expect little new federal investment in roads, bridges, transit systems, dam repairs and other water works. Instead, the administration and congressional leaders plan to take a more incremental approach of spurring public-private partnerships — such as toll roads — by loosening environmental reviews, removing other red tape and possibly approving new tax credits.”